Fertile Central and Eastern Europe Opportunities Will Be Made Abundantly Clear at CEEGC 2017Published July 22, 2017 by Lee R
Ground floor opportunities are highlighted by information from Croatia and the Czech Republic.
After the fabulous launch of Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference Budapest CEEGC 2016 establishing the conference as the premier iGaming event of CEE and Balkanic region, this year’s edition will follow with the edgy and ambitious theme “Unfinished business: DARE TO ATTEND.”
Over 150 delegates and 50 speakers will be on hand for 2 days of networking and market updates 19-20 September at the Kempinski Corvinus Budapest.
Highlights of regional coverage include the fantastic progress of Croatia’s first licensed online poker room. Launched at the beginning of 2017, SuperSport has in early reports far surpassed traffic expectations. Coincidence? CEEGC organisers think not, since Croatia has actually had online poker regulation for years, and are going to take an inside look at SuperSport strategy.
Croatia’s Place in Balkans
Overall, the Croatian market is currently wide open, with no restrictions on application for a full range of sports betting, casino, poker, and bingo, with only state-provided lottery services posing any limitations on market entry and expansion,
Casino Adriatic Croatia Managing Director Hrvoje Vincetic is set to layout the new market as keynote speaker at “The Balkan Gambling Opportunity” on the first day of the conference. This report will address the regional iGaming landscape for the countries of Serbia; Croatia; Macedonia; and Bosnia & Herzegovina (TBA)
Eastern Europe Contextualised
This panel will be complemented by another panel examining growth in the regulated Eastern European region overall. The hard look at how already “mature” markets such as Romania and Bulgaria can consolidate their presence to attract more operators can further pave the way for newer regulated markets in Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine to learn from the growing lessons of others in the region. The panel will address the greater regional markets of Romania; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Poland; and Ukraine.
Awards and Delicacies
CEEGC Award voting will also take place, as well as a sampling of Hungarian delicacies.
More Insights Offered
More highlights of CEEGC 2017 include a discussion of emerging markets with Hungary’s Gabor Helembai Slovenia’s Jaka Repansek.
New Media Partner
CEEGC was further pleased to announce a major new media partner Rombet, one of the Romanian industry’s most influential and groundbreaking associations. Headed by former Romanian Lottery Manager Dan Alexandru Ghiță, Rombet is committed to protecting the interests of its ever growing membership of both land-based and online operators in front of national and international authorities from this field.
Key Czech Market Presentation
More key presentations will come from international legal experts Jan Rehola and Dr. Robert Skalina, the two Czech speakers who will provide valuable expertise from one of the most innovative and effective new regulation jurisdictions in the world, at a panel entitled "Dissecting the Czech Republic’s regulatory framework."
The endless array of presentations will reveal to the world at CEEGC 2017 how many markets exist in the Central and Eastern European, with the diversity of scales and characteristics offering opportunities for all operators and iGaming industry players, whether they are well-established or just staring out.
There is certainly something for everyone expanding into the CEEGC region, with the incredible room for growth underscoring the proximity of opportunity that CEEGC 2017 represents.